La Jolla Vein Care is now offering Pain Free Cryo Sclerotherapy!What is Cryo-Sclerotherapy?Cryo-Sclerotherapy is sclerotherapy in combination with a Cryo device. What this does is cool the surface of the skin before, during, and after injections. It is intended to minimize pain during injections by providing temporary anesthetic relief. This does not interfere with the results of treatment.Call La Jolla Vein Care now to upgrade any Sclerotherapy appointment to Cryo-Sclerotherapy for an additional $100. Appointments book quickly, if you haven’t scheduled your Cryo-Sclerotherapy already now is the time!Please contact our office at ( 858) 550-033 for additional information.
Stocking Troubles? Tips, tricks and an easy guide to living in harmony with compression stockings
Applying stockings with ease:
- Turn your stocking completely inside out
- Locate the smaller foot hole of the stocking and tuck the foot in until you reach the heel
- Place your thumbs on either side of the tucked in foot hole, with the heel located on the bottom
- Put your foot in the stocking until the heel of the stocking has met your heel
- Grab the larger hole or top of the stocking (it should be hanging off your foot) and pull the stocking up onto your leg
- Inch and pull the stocking until it has reached either below the crease of your knee for knee highs, or the highest portion of your thigh for thigh highs.
There is a common misconception of what varicose and spider veins really are. It may be embarrassing for some to admit that they have varicose veins or they simply just think that they have spider veins. Although spider veins can be fed from varicose veins, they are simply not the same. Let’s start with spider veins… What are they? Spider veins are typically purple web-like veins that appear either scattered all over the leg or in clusters. Although they can be symptomatic, they are usually painless and are considered cosmetic. They lie almost, if not, flat on the skin and are often described as “unsightly.” Varicose veins on the other hand are bulgy. People describe them as snake or rope like or even like a little brain. Varicose veins protrude from the skin and are not considered a cosmetic condition, but rather a medical condition. They can also be either symptomatic or asymptomatic. To properly diagnose patients with either spider veins or varicose veins, a thorough consultation should be done to examine the patient’s legs and areas of concern. Sometimes, certain patterns of spider veins indicate that there may be an underlying vein condition. An ultrasound examination can be done to properly diagnose varicose veins and underlying vein conditions.
Does Medicare cover varicose vein treatment?
Medicare is accepted at La Jolla Vein Care. Medicare will typically cover a consultation, diagnostic ultrasound and varicose vein treatment if it is considered medically necessary.
To be considered medically necessary and not cosmetic, the individual must meet certain criteria:
1) The vein condition must cause symptoms that are lifestyle altering and interfere with activities of daily living.
2) The individual has experienced complications of their vein condition such as leg ulceration, bleeding from a varicose vein or phlebitis
3) The patient has worn medical grade compression stockings for at least 6 weeks
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La Jolla Vein Care was featured on the San Diego Chamber of Commerce Member Spotlight, titled ‘Surgery-free Vein Treatment’
“La Jolla Vein Care has been a leader in non-surgical varicose vein removal since its establishment in 2010. The San Diego Chamber of Commerce was present at its 2010 ribbon cutting ceremony. It is located at the Ximed Building on the Scripps Memorial Campus in La Jolla.”
La Jolla Vein Care accepts San Diego military insurance coverage for varicose vein treatment. We accept Tricare Standard and Tricare for Life plans. Tricare Premium is HMO and not accepted.
- Blue Cross / Blue Shield
- Health Net
- Tricare For Life
- Tricare Standard
- United Healthcare
Check out La Jolla Vein Care’s Dr. Bunke and Dr. Fronek in the October issue of San Diego Magazine, which is the Top Doctor’s Issue. The article highlights the doctors expertise, specialized training, and diagnostic and innovative treatment technology that is offered at La Jolla Vein Care.
WORLD THROMBOSIS DAY
Recognized on 13 October, World Thrombosis Day (WTD) focuses attention on the often overlooked and misunderstood disease of thrombosis. With hundreds of educational events in countries around the world, WTD and its partners place a global spotlight on thrombosis as an urgent and growing health problem.
Thrombosis is the formation of potentially deadly blood clots in the artery (arterial thrombosis) or vein (venous thrombosis). Once formed, a clot can slow or block normal blood flow, and even break loose and travel to an organ. This can result in significant injury, including heart attack, stroke and venous thromboembolism – the top three cardiovascular killers.
At La Jolla Vein Care, we specialize in ultrasound imaging technology that can diagnose blood clots in the leg veins, called deep venous thrombosis or DVT. A new or acute DVT requires emergency care. Old or chronic DVTs can damage the valves in the leg veins, causing a collection of signs and symptoms related to venous disease. We treat these types of conditions at La Jolla Vein Care.
Deep vein thrombosis (DVT) – A blood clot that forms in the veins located deep within a limb, usually the lower leg or thigh. By blocking the flow of blood back to the heart, these clots are often characterized by pain and swelling of the leg. Clots in the leg can break off, travel to the lungs and lodge there as pulmonary embolism (PE). These can be fatal because they block the flow of blood from the lungs back into the heart.
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